Family Dentist Serving Central Connecticut
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Larry Erwich, D.M.D.
Cosmetic and Family Dentist in Cheshire, CTLarry Erwich, D.M.D.
Dr. Larry Erwich received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He went to dental school at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed a residency in general family practice in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Erwich has been practicing dentistry in Cheshire, CT for over 20 years, He has taught dental students at The University of Connecticut for several years. He was also the dentist for Gaylord Hospital, a local rehabilitation hospital in Wallingford. Dr. Erwich and his wife live in Cheshire, CT where they've raised two children. Dr. Erwich is always taking educational courses to keep his skills updated. He recently completed advanced training in laser dentistry and implant dentistry.
Elana Celliers, D.M.D.
Dr. Elana Celliers is a native of Cheshire, CT where she grew up since the age of five. She graduated from Cheshire High School and went on to graduate from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After working as a dental assistant for one year, Dr. Celliers attended dental school at the University of Connecticut where she received her doctorate. She completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and is excited to be working in her hometown.
Through the course of her dental education and experience, Dr. Celliers has developed special interests within the field. She enjoys the artistic aspects associated with cosmetic and prosthetic dentistry, and has a particular interest with performing related procedures such as crown and bridge, and anterior veneers. Dr. Celliers enjoys her work with patients of all ages but has a special place in her heart for children. Her work with the YMCA Childcare programs as a teenager allowed Dr. Celliers to develop a strong ability to connect with children. This stemmed into her love for providing oral health education within elementary schools. In addition, Dr. Celliers continues to support and dedicate time to the Special Olympics where she provides dental screenings and oral health education to all athletes.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Celliers has also been able to participate in programs, which help provide necessary dental care and education on oral health and prevention to those less fortunate. Her first experience was through Connecticut’s Mission of Mercy. This annual event allows local dentists to donate their time to residents who need dental care but cannot afford the coverage. In addition, Dr. Celliers has had the opportunity to travel to both Honduras and Jamaica where she also donated her time and services to those less fortunate. It is her hope to continue donating her time to provide dental care in similar communities both in the U.S. and other countries.
In her free time, Dr. Celliers enjoys spending time outdoors, making pottery, taking Yoga and Zumba classes, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Celliers is a proud aunt and is elated to be in Connecticut where she can rejoin her home community and watch her family continue to grow.
Denise - Registered Dental Hygienist
Denise has been a dental hygienist with Dr. Erwich for over 25 years. A proud alumni of Fones School of Dental Hygiene, Denise keeps up with the newest dental technologies, products and techniques in her care for all of her patients. Denise is known for generous sharing of her flowers and vegetables with others, especially bringing in flower arrangements weekly to the office. Denise enjoys an active, balanced life with her husband, children and grandchildren. When not in the office, you may find Denise ushering at the Oakdale or hockey and basketball games at Quinnipiac University.
Dung - Registered Dental Hygienist
Dung, pronounced “Yung”, is passionate about each patient she meets. Her skills shine both as a clinician and a teacher. She is a Tunxis Community College graduate of Dental Hygiene in May 2006, and has been working for Dr. Erwich since 2007. Dung will help you to maintain a healthy-balanced quality of life. She is able to demonstrate the connectedness of dental health and life style. Her primary objective is to make you smile. She is a mother of two young adult daughters, whose hobbies include tennis, hiking, biking, walking, reading, singing, and volunteering. She is mostly found at her favorite place, our own Cheshire Public Library.
Donna - Registered Dental Hygienist
Donna received her dental hygiene degree from Fones School of Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing for over 30 years in periodontics and general dentistry. Donna has spent more then 20 of those years working with Dr. Erwich. Donna is married and has two grown sons and lives in North Haven. In Donna's spare time, she can be found attending her son's concerts. Her hobbies include teaching preschool children the importance of good dental health, walking, reading, hiking, baking and travel.
Amie - Registered Dental Hygienist
Amie's family has lived in Cheshire for almost 65 years and she's a 1998 graduate of Cheshire Academy. After earning her certificate from Tunxis College, Amie worked for Dr. Erwich as a Dental Assistant. Amie went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Haven. She returned to Dr. Erwich's office and has worked for him the last three years as a dental hygienist. Amie has two little girls, Delanie, 7 ,and Sophia, 3, who keep her extremely busy in her free time.
Monica- Registered Dental Hygienist
Monica has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years. Monica holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, as well as a Masters of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Monica is a proud mother of 4 daughters as well as a grateful grandmotherof eight grandchildren ranging from 6 months to 6 years old. Besides working as a dental hygienist, Monica also is an English Language Aquisition Instructor for the Cheshire Public Schools where she loves working with students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Monica treats every patient like they are a member of her family. She loves life and enjoys nature, feeding the birds, hiking, gardening, running on the linear trail and spending time with family and friends.
Diane, Ryna & Doreen-Dental Assistants
When you visit the office for an appointment with either doctor, you'll be greeted by one of our three dental assistants. Diane, Ryna & Doreen assist both Dr. Erwich and Dr. Celliers at the office. Their wonderful personalities, friendly demeanors and extensive dental knowledge make each appointment here a pleasant one. With each having over 25 years of dental assisting experience, patients can be rest assured that they are in the best hands possible when it comes to thier dental needs.